The need for all the citizenry of Ondo state to see their security as a collective responsibility, without playing politics during the challenging time is a must for all.
Reacting to the present state of security in Ondo state, a release signed by the state coordinator of Ondo Redemption Group ( ORG ) Comrade Oredola Joseph said the security networking, maintenance and over-hauling can not be left in the hands of security operatives alone without the full support and cooperation of the citizenry.
According to the group, no doubt the State has witnessed a very challenging experience in the area of security with the activities of kidnappers and hoodlums that terrorise in some areas in the state in recent time.
While positing that all over the world, the most tasking challenge that may confront any government or society is insecurity. Noting that Nigeria, our dear nation, is not an exception. The country has continued to witness serious security challenges , especially with the Boko Haram attack and kidnapping and killings of innocent people as this continue getting worse year by year.
ORG noting that it is important to note that cases of kidnappings are not limited to any particular state, with the way our media emphasis on the dastardly acts of the devilish men on daily basis, seems to give the hoodlums ego.
Comrade Oredola stated that the peace enjoyed by the people since the Oluwarotimi Akeredolu administration came on board was punctured by the sudden surge in the activities of kidnappers on our highways. It assumed a dangerous dimension around November and early December,which the government and security operatives quickly intervene.
And like every other challenge faced by government at any level in Nigeria, the Akeredolu administration rose up to the challenge and responded like any other responsible government should.
In a period like this, the most that is expected of any responsible citizen is to join hands with the government to fight the enemies.
Noting that it is therefore shocking that a political group , the Sunshine Libration Forum (SLF) masquerading as a lover of the people would come out attacking Governor Akeredolu and the police boss in the state as not been sensitive,sounds ingrateful.
The Ondo Redemption group saying,” it is not our duty to speak for Akeredolu and the government, but times like this, when politicians are putting on the cloak of civility and philanthropy to deceive the people demands that the few good ones among us speak out”
“We have it on good authority that since the ugly incidents of kidnapping began, the governor and all the security agencies in the state, including the police, army and immigration among others have held countless number of meetings, during which strategies were discussed. The recent run of successes is the result of these meetings and strategy sessions”.
While the group appreciate efforts of the state government,state Command of the police and other security agencies having done creditably well in its task of policing the state, with Commissioner of police, Gbenga Adeyanju in the forefront of the battle against criminals in the state. On several occasions, led his men into the most dangerous places in this onerous task. It is, therefore, a big surprise that the SLF would call for the removal of this hard working man.
Also efforts of the present administration at providing logistics and support to fight security challenge like vans and other materials can not be over emphasised, hence the need for all and sundry with well-meaning citizens to join hands at stamping–ut crimes out of the state.